EarthWise Thunder Bay Upcoming Events

Nolalu Market
Every Friday! 4-7pm, Corner of Hwy 590 & 588
If you live or camp southwest of the City, stop by the Nolalu Farmer’s Market on your way – every Friday evening in the Nolalu Post Office Parking Lot – Corner of Hwys 588&590. You’ll find crafts and crops, potatoes and pies and many other delights! For more information visit www.nolalu.ca

Get Fresh, Eat Local Workshop – Smoked Fish
Tuesday, July 17th, 6:30 p.m.Old Fort William
Learn how to smoke fish in the First Nations tradition without added preservatives. The best way to eat local is to eat with the seasons. Learn how by participating in these free workshops. Space is limited. Register by calling 625-8343.

Green Drinks
Wednesday July 18, 5-7pm – Kelsey’s Patio – 805 Memorial Ave.
Join other locals interested in the environment for discussion and drinks!

Introduction to the Aboriginal Community – Waabi-maiingan (grey wolf) Teaching Lodge
July 23, 2:30-5pm – $25 – Lakehead University Department of Anthropology, Braun Building BB2002
A cultural awareness training workshop held in a comfortable atmosphere. It will include a brief history and introduction to anishnaabae culture and is designed for individuals, employees, companies, agencies, organizations and proponents looking to understand their anishnaabe clients better. Overview contains governance, spirituality, on-the-ground community situations & other valuable tools to assist you to conduct your business with the aboriginal community. We believe education is key to promoting mutual understanding. Workshops are non-judgmental and open to all ethnicities. Workshop will also be held on July 23, Aug 20 and Sept 17. To register call Cindy Crowe at 473-9851.

Community Gardeners Workshop #5 – Seed Saving
Monday July 23, 6:30pm, FSRN Campus Garden (LU beside the Hangar)
Come and learn about the importance, benefits and a few how-to’s of seed saving. Will include a demo on seed saving from some common garden plants. Facilitator: Joanne Henderson, long-time member of Seeds of Diversity, and Beekeeper. For more information contact Lee-Ann, Campus Garden Coordinator at lee-ann@foodsecurityresearch.ca or visit www.foodsecurityresearch.ca

Get Fresh, Eat Local Workshop – The Joy of Juice
Tuesday, July 24th, 6:30 p.m. Waverley Resource Library
Join the Growing Season Juice Collective and find out how to use local produce for whipping up delicious,
refreshing juices and smoothies. The best way to eat local is to eat with the seasons. Learn how by participating in these free workshops. Space is limited. Register by calling 625-8343.

Get Fresh, Eat Local Workshop – Wild About Herb Gardening
Tuesday, July 31st, 6:30 p.m. Mary J.L. Black Library
Add unique flavour and aroma to any dish with wild edible plants and herbs you can easily grow in your
backyard garden or balcony. The best way to eat local is to eat with the seasons. Learn how by participating in these free workshops. Space is limited. Register by calling 625-8343.

Community Gardeners Workshop #6 – Bees and Pollination
Monday August 6, 6:30pm, FSRN Campus Garden (LU beside the Hangar)
Please join us to learn about native bees, honeybees and the critical importance of pollination. Each participant is invited to make a Mason bee condo, compliments of the Thunder Bay District Stewardship Council, to take home. Spaces are limited, please register by contacting lee-ann@foodsecurityresearch.ca. Facilitator: Barry Tabor, Beekeeper and owner of Bear’s Bees & Honey * Space/materials limited to 20 so please register with Lee-Ann. Donations accepted for materials.

Get Fresh, Eat Local Workshop – Food Drying 101
Tuesday, August 7th, 6:30 p.m., Waverley Resource Library
How can you preserve taste and make your garden last longer? Dry your harvest! Come learn about different
techniques for drying food. The best way to eat local is to eat with the seasons. Learn how by participating in these free workshops. Space is limited. Register by calling 625-8343.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Lakehead University Graduate Student is looking for volunteers to take part in a study examining human perceptions of insects. As a participant in this study, you will be asked to take part in a Personal Meaning Map (PMM) exercise. The PMM will consist of a few questions and a short video on insects. Your participation in this exercise will take approximately 45 minutes. Insect experience and expertise not necessary. Volunteer for your chance to receive a $30 gift certificate to a local Greenhouse. For more information and to volunteer please contact Nicki at: nyourouk@lakeheadu.ca

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Need a rain barrel? If you are city of Thunder Bay water customer and bring your account number, you can get $20 dollars off your new fully equipped rain barrel at EcoSuperior, while supplies last.